I am a 34-year-old with a 7.1 index. When I connect on a drive, it goes close to 300 yards. I have a wife and labrador. I like football and beer. And this year, I’m playing with colored golf balls, and I’m proud of it.
The reason why is simple: they are easier to see, both when they travel in air, and when I’m looking for them in the rough or among the trees, which is a common occurrence for me.
There’s no logical reason not to play colored balls. The main illogical reason is that colored balls are for dorks. But is a colored golf ball all that weird? Tour pros already use pink drivers, wear colored pants, and sport head covers that look like a three-year-old’s stuffed animal. How is a colored golf ball different?
The only issue is finding a quality colored ball to play. I did some research, and it looks like I have two good options: the Srixon Z-Star, and the Nike RZN Black. I’ve played with neither before this year, so I bought a sleeve of each. I’m leaning toward the Nike ball at this point, but it’s too early to tell with certainty.
I predict it won’t be long before other companies make their best balls in different colors (and hopefully not just yellow). And once more companies start making colored balls, I won’t be surprised to see more tour pros using them to help with the marketing. I’m simply ahead of the curve.